Monday, August 23, 2010

Interesting thought process...

Ok So I don't post much, since Plick enjoys posting about what we're doing, so I tend to post about "stuff" other than life.

Well so living in the bush can be fun, and can be a bit dull, so during the dull periods we tend to play various casual games (hidden object, match 3, time management). Well we recently got this game (Fishdom 2) that has what I've named the funky flute. Now for those who don't know what a casual game is, I'll briefly explain. It's a computer game that has four prime elements, it's relatively cheap, it has one main gameplay theme (manage your time, match 3 of the same symbols in a line, or find specific objects), they're available for download, they're requirements are quite broad. Being relatively cheap, so is the sound track...

Anyway this is beside what I was thinking about. So hearing the "funky flute" got me to thinking about completely inappropriate instruments playing specific songs. For example the flute normally does not fit too well with contemporary music, unless it has a folksy spin (Jethro Tull for example). Now I apologize in advance to anyone who plays one of these instruments, however if you happen to have a track with the instrument please point me at a link in a comment I'd like to hear it. Or if you think of others, post 'em as a comment, and I'll let you know what I think.

Most of these original tracks will be available on YouTube somewhere, I'm not going to link since all of them are copyright their respective owners. If you want to look them up that's your own affair.

So here's the list
Flute - Bomber - Motorhead
Mandolin- Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue (Gotta include the engine rev at the start too)
Harp - Plush-Stone Temple Pilots
Bassoon - Jeremy - Pearl Jam
Tuba/Sousaphone - Constant Motion - Dream Theater
Clarinet - Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
Tin Whistle - Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
Hammer Dulcimer - Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest
Ichigenkin - Blackened - Metallica
Bagpipes - La Grange - ZZ Top
French Horn - Kool Thing - Sonic Youth

Now this may not be a reflection on the instument, I remember that a music teacher I had used to say that if a piece of music is well written it can be played on anything... I'm not sure about that, thoughts on a postcard...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't say that a piece of music is well written if it can be played on any instrument. But, I would certainly argue that it takes real talent to play any piece of music on a set of bagpipes. Sadly I am not one who can do that. :~)